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Move it Wide

How to play

  • Grid of 30m x 20m
  • Groups of five
  • Three attackers against two defenders
  • Two defenders and three attackers (one of whom has the ball) stand on the middle of line A-B. Hence: "Move it wide"
  • When the coach calls “Go!”, the attackers run around cone B and try to score on line A-E
  • The defenders run around cone A and try to prevent the attackers scoring by touch tackling them
  • Coaches should encourage attackers to stay close in to draw the defenders and then pass out wide to the outside player
  • To increase pressure on either side, the coach can stagger the start of the attackers or defenders

Coaching points

  • Two hands on the ball at all times
  • Gentle passes in front of the support player
  • Support players call for the ball
  • Support players keep hands up, ready to receive pass
  • Run wide
  • Pass when a team mate is in a better position
  • ‘Fix’ the defender


Harder (for the defenders):
  • Defenders can make contact tackles – if players are sufficiently proficient
Easier (for the defenders):
  • Allow defenders to enter the channel earlier
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